London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics Google Doodle – No Olympic Games







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: August 10, 2012
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On 11 August 2012 Google have featured the London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics. Unlike the previous 4 Google Doodles the London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics is not an interactive game. In the past 4 Google Doodles Google have raised the bar for Google Doodles with their interactive Olympic games doodles and many people will be expecting another game doodle rather than just an image.

London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics

To see the previous Google Doodles for the 2012 Olympics you can go to 

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 here we have created a summary of all the Summer Olympic doodles.

About the London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics Google Doodle

In the London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics Google Doodle there are a female Gymnast performing her routine at the games. The female are using a ribbon as part of her performance and interestingly the ribbon forms part of the “Google” words which are a signature of these types of Google Doodles.

The London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics took place at the games from the 9th of August 2012 to the 12th of August 2012.

Wikipedia description of London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which individuals or teams of competitors (2 or more people) manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus: rope, clubs, hoop, ball, ribbon and Free (no apparatus). An individual athlete only manipulates 1 apparatus at a time. When multiple gymnasts are performing a routine together a maximum of two types of apparatus may be distributed through the group. An athlete can exchange apparatus with a team member at any time through the routine. Therefore, an athlete can manipulate up to two different pieces of apparatus through the duration of the routine. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation. The victor is the participant who earns the most points, determined by a panel of judges, for leaps, balances, pirouettes (pivots), flexibilities, apparatus handling, execution, and artistic effect.

Source: Wikipedia

The London 2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics are one of the most elegant events at the Olympics. The athletes performing in the event requires great skill and athletic ability. The event is synonymous with grace, beauty and balance and was one of our favorite events to watch at the Summer Olympics.

The event first appeared during the 19th century and slowly grew in popularity until the first experimental competitions were staged during the 1930s.

At the London 2012 rhythmic gymnastics the event is an all women’s event and there were 96 women participating at the games.